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Hazardous Materials Team

In June of 2003, Goodyear formed a fully operational Hazardous Materials Team.  The team is prepared to respond to any hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction incident that occurs in the west valley.   The Hazardous Materials Team can respond in the event of nuclear, biological, or chemical warfare incidents, and will assist in improving emergency planning such incidents.

Firefighters in Hazardous Materials gear

Firefighter in Hazardous Materials gear

Because of the nature of hazardous materials, known or unknown, hazardous materials incidents tend to be long in duration and require many resources to mitigate the situation and comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.  The Goodyear Hazardous Materials Team provides training to other members of our department to assist on the scene of an incident.

Training includes familiarization with dressing entry crews and setting up and operating the decontamination phase of an incident.  Additionally, the new expertise is available to other departments as a resource in emergency planning and safety.

Currently, there are 7 hazardous materials units (Phoenix-2, Chandler, Surprise, Glendale, Goodyear, and Tempe) serving the 23 departments in the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Consortium.

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Last Updated: 12/29/2008


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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749
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